A Bad Day With A Camera

Sun Dogs and Sundown

My wife graciously cleared the snow from the sidewalks and driveway at the end of today’s snowfall. I believe the final total was over a foot of the white stuff hitting the ground over the past twenty-four hours. I appreciate her doing the shoveling. It helps that she doesn’t have a cardiologist who gives her waggy finger over snow removal.

She was just about finished shoveling when I heard, “Oh hon, look at those sundogs!” They popped against the suddenly clear sky left by the departing storm.

Late Evening Sundog, Tom Sadler Bridge, Strathmore, Alberta, 2024-03-02

I decided to take the Canon EOS 300D out for another run. I loved that camera when I had it and I’m loving it again. There is just one change from before. The camera uses Compact Flash memory cards and mine are end-of-life, throwing errors. I looked at buying new ones and they’re not cheap. I wound up settling on a Compact Flash card adapter that I can insert a 32 GB MicroSD card into. Cor blimey, does it work well. I really like that I can standardize on SD cards now or MicroSD cards inserted into an SD card adapter. The above image is proof the adapter works well.

The End of the Day, Gray Park, Strathmore, Alberta, 2024-03-02

The sundogs were still there as I launched the drone, but they winked out as I passed an altitude of 60m. Frustrating. Further to that, the band of cloud on the horizon was another wave of snow coming in and it swallowed the sun as I was capturing the shots for my panoramic. I still came away with an image I am happy with, but not the one I was hoping to get. Such is life.

Today was a good day for photography despite some fits, starts, and scrapes. With that in mind, it is only appropriate to say, thank you for this day.

The top image in this post was made using a Canon EOS 300D aka Digital Rebel with an 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 EF-S IS kit lens. The bottom image was eight frames captured using a DJI Mini 2 drone that were merged into a single panorama in Photoshop.

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